Dante s Numbers

Dante s Numbers
Author: David Hewson
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2008-10-23
ISBN: 0230738354
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dante s Numbers Book Excerpt:

Dante's Numbers is the seventh in the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of love and death in the Eternal City. Allan Prime looked ready to die of fright, even before the bright, shining spear with the blood-soaked tip reached his head . . . The death mask of the poet Dante is to be exhibited at the premiere of a controversial new film, Inferno. But at the grand unveiling this priceless artefact is replaced by a macabre death mask of the film’s star, Allan Prime. Minutes later the leading actress, Maggie Flavier, is threatened before her attacker is shot. Nic Costa and his team are sidelined from the investigation in Rome and follow the movie to its next showing in San Francisco, hoping to recover the stolen death mask. But in California confusing new clues suggest that there is more behind the killing than a crazed Dante fan. With the authorities distracted by false leads, can Costa protect Maggie, find the truth and stop the killer – all before life imitates art?

The Villa of Mysteries

The Villa of Mysteries
Author: David Hewson
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-01-02
ISBN: 1838850678
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Villa of Mysteries Book Excerpt:

'Hewson's inventiveness never flags' - The Sunday Times 'A great series' - Simon Kernick A young woman is found dead in a peat bog near the banks of the River Tiber. Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, believes she has the victim of an ancient Roman ritual on her hands. She's wrong. This ritual killing is very recent history, the horror is still very much alive and Nic Costa needs to get to the bottom of it. The investigation draws Nic's team deep into Rome's most disturbing and sinister secrets and it's clear that their enquiries are not welcome. Now a killer is after Teresa Lupo and the case is accelerating as another young woman suddenly goes missing . . .

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural
Author: S. T. Joshi
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0313337829
Category: Horror films
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural Book Excerpt:

Offers entries on 24 of the significant archetypes of horror and the supernatural, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.

The Frontiers of Catholicism

The Frontiers of Catholicism
Author: Gene Burns
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1994-08-17
ISBN: 0520089227
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Frontiers of Catholicism Book Excerpt:

Why does the Catholic Church take a politically conservative stance on some issues, such as abortion and birth control, while on others, such as social programs and nuclear policy, it resembles the left? Why do some Catholic groups reject the legitimacy of Church hierarchy and yet choose to remain within its fold? To explain these apparent contradictions, Gene Burns examines the origins of contemporary diversity and conflict in the Catholic Church as well as the processes of ideological change. With valuable insights into the American Catholic Church, the modern papacy, and the Latin American Church, The Frontiers of Catholicism is as much a political study of ideological dynamics as it is an institutional study of religious change.

Best Sellers

Best Sellers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Best books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1857
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: England
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Companion to Latino a Literature

The Routledge Companion to Latino a Literature
Author: Suzanne Bost
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0415666066
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Latino a Literature Book Excerpt:

Latino/a literature is one of the fastest developing fields in the discipline of literary studies. It represents an identity that is characterized by fluidity and diversity, often explored through divisions formed by language, race, gender, sexuality, and immigration. The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature presents over forty essays by leading and emerging international scholars of Latino/a literature and analyses: Regional, cultural and sexual identities in Latino/a literature Worldviews and traditions of Latino/a cultural creation Latino/a literature in different international contexts The impact of differing literary forms of Latino/a literature The politics of canon formation in Latino/a literature. This collection provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of this literary culture.

The Building News and Engineering Journal

The Building News and Engineering Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Athen um

The Athen  um
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1857
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cambridge Companion to Raphael

The Cambridge Companion to Raphael
Author: Raphael,Marcia Hall,Marcia B. Hall
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2005-03-07
ISBN: 9780521808095
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Raphael Book Excerpt:

This book examines all facets of the High Renaissance painter Raphael.

The Modern Papacy 1798 1995

The Modern Papacy  1798 1995
Author: Frank J. Coppa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 131789488X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Papacy 1798 1995 Book Excerpt:

This ambitious survey launches a major new five-volume series. It explores the response of the papacy, one of the world's longest-enduring institutions, to the multiplying challenges of the modern age. It runs from the French Revolution to the fall of the Soviet Union, ending with the pontificate of John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope since 1522. Frank Coppa examines the impact of major events like the Napoleonic conquests, Italian unification, two World Wars and the Cold War; he explores the attitudes of the papacy to such issues as liberalism, nationalism, fascism, communism and the modern, secular age; he examines the growing concern of the popes for the Catholic world beyond its traditional European home; and he tackles, objectively and judiciously, contentious topics like the "silence" of Pius XII. Engrossingly readable, the book offers a fresh and invigorating perspective on international relations across the past two centuries, and on the political and ideological emergence of the modern world, as well as its specifically papal concerns.

Iter Italicum

Iter Italicum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 736
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9789004012554
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iter Italicum Book Excerpt:

The "Iter Italicum" serves as a useful reference work for scholars in the history of philosophy, the sciences, classical learning, grammar and rhetoric, Neolatin literature, historiography of the theory of the arts and of music and related subjects. By scanning the volume or through this index, scholars will be able to find source material for individual writers as well as for certain subjects, problems or themes. By indicating for each manuscript its location and shelf-mark, scholars will find it easier to order microfilms or to pursue more detailed studies of some of the manuscripts listed. The volumes should also prove useful for librarians as a reference for the holdings of their own or other libraries.

The Pope and the Professor

The Pope and the Professor
Author: Thomas Albert Howard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-04-14
ISBN: 019104542X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pope and the Professor Book Excerpt:

The Pope and the Professor tells the captivating story of the German Catholic theologian and historian Ignaz von Döllinger (1799-1890), who fiercely opposed the teaching of Papal Infallibility at the time of the First Vatican Council (1869-70), convened by Pope Pius IX (r. 1846-1878), among the most controversial popes in the history of the papacy. Döllinger's thought, his opposition to the Council, his high-profile excommunication in 1871, and the international sensation that this action caused offer a fascinating window into the intellectual and religious history of the nineteenth century. Thomas Albert Howard examines Döllinger's post-conciliar activities, including pioneering work in ecumenism and inspiring the"Old Catholic" movement in Central Europe. Set against the backdrop of Italian and German national unification, and the rise of anticlericalism and ultramontanism after the French Revolution, The Pope and the Professor is at once an endeavor of historical and theological inquiry. It provides nuanced historical contextualization of the events, topics, and personalities, while also raising abiding questions about the often fraught relationship between individual conscience and scholarly credentials, on the one hand, and church authority and tradition, on the other.

Songs of Hispanic Americans

Songs of Hispanic Americans
Author: Ruth De Cesare
Publsiher: Alfred Music Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780739013267
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs of Hispanic Americans Book Excerpt:

A useful collection of Hispanic-American folk songs complete with annotated songs and English-Spanish texts. Teacher's guides with suggested activities in three graded levels are also provided, enabling the instructor to select material appropriate for each classroom group in a convenient and flexible format.

A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language
Author: Joseph Emerson Worcester
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1786
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Critic

The Critic
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Illustrated London News

   The    Illustrated London News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres Arts Sciences Etc

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres  Arts  Sciences  Etc
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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God s Bankers

God s Bankers
Author: Gerald Posner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN: 1439109869
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Bankers Book Excerpt:

A deeply reported, New York Times bestselling exposé of the money and the clerics-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican—the world’s biggest, most powerful religious institution—from an acclaimed journalist with “exhaustive research techniques” (The New York Times). From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, God’s Bankers traces the political intrigue of the Catholic Church in “a meticulous work that cracks wide open the Vatican’s legendary, enabling secrecy” (Kirkus Reviews). Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this book is about the church’s accumulation of wealth and its byzantine financial entanglements across the world. Told through 200 years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in one of the world’s most influential organizations. God’s Bankers has it all: a revelatory and astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, and mysterious deaths written off as suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the church’s aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger tensions of more recent history. And Posner even looks to the future to surmise if Pope Francis can succeed where all his predecessors failed: to overcome the resistance to change in the Vatican’s Machiavellian inner court and to rein in the excesses of its seemingly uncontrollable financial quagmire. “As exciting as a mystery thriller” (Providence Journal), this book reveals with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from a foundation of faith to a corporation of extreme wealth and power.

Our America

Our America
Author: E. Carmen Ramos,Smithsonian American Art Museum
Publsiher: D Giles Limited
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our America Book Excerpt:

""On the one hand, the affirmation that Latino art is American art is simply a fact. Latino artists are American by birth, citizenship, residence, education, experience, and even sacrifice-a factor made clear by the large number of Latino artists that have served in the United States armed forces. On the other hand, the statement poses a challenge to the ways in which we traditionally think about what constitutes American art."-E. Carmen RamosIs Latino art an integral part of modern American art? Presenting one hundred major artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Our America seeks to "recalibrate" enduring concepts about American national culture by exploring how one group of artists-those of Latin American descent and heritage-express their relationship to American art, history, and culture.Highlights include an installation altar by Amalia Mesa-Bains, the "recycled" films of Raphael Montaänez Ortiz, and a 1960 geometric painting by Carmen Herrera. Other notable artists include Olga Albizu, Melesio "Mel" Casas, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Margarita Cabrera, Enrique Chagoya, Teresita Fernâandez, Ken Gonzales-Day, Luis Jimâenez, Ana Mendieta, Pepâon Osorio, Sophie Rivera, Freddy Rodri;guez, and John Valadez, among many others.Author and curator E. Carmen Ramos is the Smithsonian American Art Museum's curator of latino art. She has organized numerous shows, including the fifth biennial at El Museo del Barrio in New York City in 2007.Dr. Tomâas Ybarra-Frausto, the "grandfather" of this subject, and formerly associate director for creativity and culture at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, has written and published extensively on US/latino cultural issues"--